Beautifully Restored

January 19th, 2012

1931 Chevrolet Independence 4 door sedan©2011antiquecarnut.com

Small revisions made all the difference in looks of 1931’s as opposed to 1930 models, ie, chrome headlight shells, gracefully shaped taillights,standard wire wheels brightly colored, and an optional radiator stone guard. I took this picture ar a national VCCA rally in Rapid City, S.D. in 1996.

What a Beauty

August 20th, 2011

1931 Chevroler Roadster©2011antiquecartnuy.com

This is one of many 1931 Chevrolet Roadsters I have on this site

New wheels

April 14th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©2011antiquecarnut.com

That’s right!! Wire wheels replaced the 1930 model disc wheels and were now standard on 1931 models. Wire wheels were an option on both 1929 and 1930 models and made such a difference in the appearance regardless of the body style. Chevrolet realized this and thus incorporated them with the nice additional touches made to the 31’s,ie, chrome headlight shells, good looking taillights and more attractive body color options. In the writers opinion ’32 models are nicer looking, but the ’31’s run them a very close second!!

Excellent Choice

April 8th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet Roadster©2011antiquecarnut.com

Another roadster for your perusal!! I guess I just can’t get enuff roadsters!! I love ’em!! I live in Montana and in 20 years I have been in Montana, I have seen one 1931 Chevy roadster and that was a junker loaded on a truck and headed out of state to be restored!!! No wonder I love one when I see it!! Colors make all the difference, don’t they? Which one on this site do you prefer? Let me know just for the fun of it. I’d like to compare our preferences! Every one of the Chevy roadster pictures you see on this site were taken out of state either at a museum or a Chevy rally. I’m glad I’m not caged in Montana!! I’d really have a complex!! For me, roadsters are a must!!!

Accentuate the Positive

April 5th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet roadster©2011antiquecarnut.com

I never get tired of looking at really nice older Chevrolet roadsters. To me they are a piece of art!! I snapped this picture at a VCCA rally in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1996. It was a very warm day and just thinking of cruising around in this car made the day seem cooler!! I have no way of knowing how many of these cars were painted these colors, but from the number I’ve seen, the colors must have been very popular.

A museum piece of history

April 1st, 2011

1931 Chevrolet roadster©2011antiquecarnut.com

This roadster was located in George’s Museum, Enid, Oklahoma a few years ago and I was lucky enough to get to see it along with other great cars in this well decored museum. I say well decored as George had really nice sets for a lot of his cars-for instance a set depicting John Dillinger and the theatre he attended before being caught by, I believe, it was Elliott Ness and his agents. Another set was an old time filling station. My point is if you are ever in Enid, look up George’s Museum if it still exists. You will be glad you took the time to see it!

Needs Restoration

April 1st, 2011

1931 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©2011antiquecarnut.com

I used to see this car quite frequently while it was being driven around Helena, Montana. I saw it when parked one day and took this picture. I know the owner enjoyed wheeling it around town as I saw it so often! The motor must have been in good shape as I never saw any smoke!! I’m almost sure the paint on it was original and the owner just wanted to keep it that way!

Bigger and Better

March 31st, 2011

1931 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©2011antiquecarnut.com

That is the pitch Chevrolet used in promoting the new Independence AE series for 1931!! The coupe came as pictured with 5 windows, but was also available with only 3 windows-priced at $545.00 and $535.00 respectively. Chevy also produced a five window that included a rumble seat and called it a Sport Coupe for $30.00 more than the regular five window unit. As you browse through the cars on this site, it won’t take you long to figure out I am very partial to ’31 and ’32 models as you will see so many of them!! I am always taken by their beauty!!

Dress It Up!!

March 29th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet dash applique©2011antiquecarnut.com

I have always wondered why anyone owning a 1931 or 1932 Chevy didn’t have this applique on the dash. As of the day I am incorporating this item on the site I find $23.50 plus shipping will buy one from The Filling Station located in Lebanon, Oregon-phone number 1-800-841-6622. If you don’t have one, this is where you can get it and add a lot to the appearance of yor dash!!

Absolutely Gorgeous

March 1st, 2011

1931 Chevrolet Sport Roadster ©2011antiquecarnut.com

This picture was taken at a VCCA 5 year rally held in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2006. I really had some reservations about driving over 700 miles to attend this rally, But!!! I had just registered myself and my wife as attendants and was walking out of the lobby of the rally headquarters hotel when this car appeared at the hotel entrance. Seeing it really made my day and the trip well worth it right then!! Outstanding is the only way to describe the beauty of this car. I have seen many 1931 roadsters, but none ever compared to this one! Chevy added just the right touches to make the predecessor 1929 and 1930’s pale in comparison to the 1931’s! Many people must have thought the same as me in that a whopping 24,050 of these gems were produced in spite of the depression being in full swing!

Open Car Beauty

February 19th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet Deluxe Phaeton © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

This picture was taken by the writer at Yellowstone National Park a few years ago during a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America tour. Imagine taking the tour in a gorgeous car like this and taking in the spectacular beauties of Yellowstone. There were only 852 of this model produced with a price of $510.00. This car is the only one I have ever personally seen. I did see one several years ago while looking at the Rose Parade on TV. I would think anyone who originally purchased one of these 852 would have really liked Sunday afternoon drives taking friends along and driving it with the top down or bought it for use in parades.